CFHS code : CL33

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : In Loving Memory of CHARLOTTE POTTS d March 16 1932 aged 72 also of FREDERICK WILLIAM POTTS d April 13 1940 aged 80

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.2025, 0.13794905 – click here for location

Potts kerb stones 2015



In Loving Memory of CHARLOTTE POTTS died March 16 1932 aged 72 years

Also of FREDERICK WILLIAM POTTS died April 13 1940 aged 80 years

Charlotte Potts (née Porcheron) (1859 – 16 March 1932)

Charlotte was the daughter of Antoine and Charlotte Porcheron and was baptised on 25th December 1859 at All Saints Church, Cambridge.  She was brought up at 48 Jesus Lane with her family, and her father was a college cook.  On 9th January 1884 aged 25 she married Frederick William Potts at All Saints Church.   They had six children:  Emile William (1884-1970), Cedric Frederick (1885-1943), Herbert Antione (1887-1962), Charles Harold (1888-1969), Sidney Pierre (1890-1968) and Francoise Charlotte (1892-1967).  She lived her entire married life at 67 Chesterton Road and died in March 1932 aged 72.

A painting of the Anchor Brewery from the Pott’s family archive..

Frederick William Potts (1859 – 13 April 1940)

Frederick was the son of  John and Elizabeth Potts.  He grew up firstly at 30 Bridge Street where his father was a brewer, and later at Quayside when his mother remarried his paternal grandfather. After marrying Charlotte Porcheron in 1884 they lived at 67 Chesterton Road, where he is described in 1891 as a head brewer and spirit merchant, in 1901 as a beer seller and in 1911 as a manufacturer of aerated waters.  He died in 1940 at Addenbrookes Hospital  leaving effects of £985. His son Cedric Frederick took over the business of aerated waters, but died himself in 1943 just three years after his father. 

An advert taken from the Spaldings Directory.
A jar from the Pott’s family archive.


by  Claire Martinsen

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Charlotte Potts; Frederick William Potts